Destructive Touch

Cast Time


14 m
2700 Magicka

Devastate enemy with an enhanced charge from your staff, dealing 3379 Magic Damage and 13515 Magic Damage over 10 seconds.


Destructive Touch is a Skill in Elder Scrolls Online (ESO). This Skill is found in the Destruction Staff Skills Skill Line and can be unlocked by gaining experience while having a Skill from that Line on your active Skill Bar. Skills can be reset at Rededication Shrines found in the capital cities of each ESO faction, for a tidy sum of gold.



Destructive Touch Morphs

This Skill can be morphed into two different versions:

Destructive ClenchDestructive Clench-Adds additional elemental effects.

Destructive ReachDestructive Reach -Has increased range.


Builds that use Destructive Touch Skill


Champion Points That Affect Destructive Touch


Equipment Sets That Affect Destructive Touch



Notes & Other Useful Information

  • Skill Line: Destruction Staff Skills
  • Skill Type: Active
  • Unlocked at: Destruction Skills Rank 2
  • Update 7 (v2.1.x):
    • Flame Touch: This ability will now knock back your enemy instead of stunning them.
    • Shock Touch: Removed the area of effect damage, and added a 2.5-second stun.
    • Flame Clench (morph): Removed the stun from this ability and added increased damage over time damage.
    • Shock Clench (morph): Added an area of effect damage that applies near the target.
    • Shock Reach (morph): Removed the area of effect damage from this ability, and added a 2.5-second stun.




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